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Things to Do In Maine

Enjoy our suggestions of what to do on your Maine vacation!

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

Beaches
There are many beaches in the nearby area. Some of our favorites include Ogunquit Beach, Footbridge Beach, and Little Beach.

Marginal Way
Marginal Way offers a lovely stroll through Ogunquit along the edge of the Atlantic. You can head south to Perkins Cove or north to downtown Ogunquit to experience all of the various shopping and dining which makes Ogunquit so unique.


CULTURE

Ogunquit Playhouse
Now in its 85th year, “America’s foremost Summer Theater” offers five musicals and plays with top stars each summer. Learn More »

Ogunquit – Collaborative Barn Gallery
Founded in 1928, this gallery offers exhibits of paintings, graphics, sculptures and photography by local artists. Learn More »

Ogunquit Museum of American Art
This museum offers showings by local artists and special exhibits of nationally known artists with a focus on the American masters.  Learn More »

Ogunquit Performing Arts
Provides cultural activities all year round, including music, ballet, and film. Learn More »

Wells Ogunquit Historic Meeting House Museum
Take advantage of historic programs, exhibits and concerts. Learn More »

Portsmouth Naval Ship Yard Museum
There are five historic lighthouses in the region, and you can see each from shore. Learn More »

Old York Village Historic District
For a taste of the 19th-century village, spend a day at Willowbrook at Newfield.
Nearby Fort McClary is an 1846 hexhagonal blockhouse.


SHOPPING

Fine Antique Shops
Visit York’s Sayward-Wheeler House, the Georgian-Style Hamilton House, the federal-style home of writer Sarah Orne Jewett, and the Blacksmith Mall.

Outlets
The Kittery Outlets offer 125 factory stores.


FAMILY FUN

York’s Wild Kingdom
A family oriented zoo and amusement part conveniently located in York Beach, Maine.

Funtown/Splashtown USA
This seasonal amusement park is open each summer for family fun.  

Sanford McDouglas Orchards Ski Trails
In fall, pick your own apples. By winter, enjoy miles of groomed ski trails.

Hot Air Balloon
Come escape in the gentle air currents that will float you over the natural splendor of Southern Maine. Learn More »

Ogunquit Trolley Company
Enjoy the breathtaking sights of Ogunquit, Maine from a historic trolley. Learn More »

Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve
This 1,600-acre park has cultural sites and a wildlife refuge. Learn More »


SPORTING

Ogunquit Cape Neddick Country Golf Club
This public course is right down the street from Anchorage By the Sea. Learn More »

Mount Agamenticus Conservation Region
The Mount Agamenticus Conservation Region is one of the largest remaining expanses of undeveloped forests in coastal New England. Offering numerous hiking trails and various possibilities for outdoor recreation. Learn More »

Bunny Clark Deep Sea Fishing
The area’s top fishing charter. Learn More »

Deborah Ann Whale Watching
Seasonal whale watching tours are available.

East Point Sanctuary
This  Maine Audubon preserve in Biddeford is popular for bird watchers. Learn More »


LIGHTHOUSES

Cape Neddick Light (Nubble Light) York
This lighthouse was built in 1879 and the tower is a 41-foot white cast-iron conical tower built on the summit of Cape Neddick Nubble, off Rt. 1A. Learn More »

Boon Island Light
This lighthouse is located six miles out to sea from York Beach and is situated on a rock ledge. It was first built in 1811 and replaced in 1855. The 133-foot tower of gray granite is the tallest in the state. Landing at this isolated spot is always dangerous..Learn More »

Whaleback Light Kittery
This lighthouse was built in 1831 and restored in 1872. This conical shaped tower was built of gray granite on reef. This lighthouse can be seen from Fort Foster in Kittery and is accessible by boat in Portsmouth Harbor Boon Island. Learn More »

Goat Island Light Kennebunkport
This lighthouse was built in 1833 and restored in 1859. This cylindrical shaped cast-iron lighthouse rests on an exposed natural ledge foundation standing 25 feet high. It includes a boat house, oil house and a keeper’s quarters which is presently leased out to the public. It is accessible by boat only in Cape Porpoise Harbor.

Wood Island Light Biddeford
This lighthouse marks the entrance to Saco Bay and was built in 1808. It was rebuilt in 1858. Its conical white tower is made of granite blocks standing 49 feet high. Learn More »

Portland Head Light
Portland Head Light, informally known as the Cape Elizabeth Lighthouse, is a historic lighthouse in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. Completed in 1791, it is the oldest lighthouse in the state of Maine.Learn More »

Contact these local Chambers of Commerce/Associations for further information:

  • Ogunquit Chamber of Commerce, 207-646-2939
  • Greater York Region Chamber of Commerce, 207-363-4422
  • Wells Chamber of Commerce, 207-646-2451
  • Kennebunk-Kennebunkport Chamber of Commerce, 207-967-0857
  • Biddeford/Saco Chamber of Commerce & Industry, 207-282-1567
  • Old Orchard Beach Chamber of Commerce, 207-934-2500, 800-365-9386
  • Sanford/Springvale Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development, 207-324-4280
  • Southern Maine Coast Tourism Association, 207-363-4422, 800-639-2442